Police Homicide Detective Ronald Dove testified that the cellphone found near Cook's body in the 1400 block of East Walnut Lane had text messages and calls that were traced to Coffee's cellphone. The Craigslist ad was also traced to Coffee, Dove testified.
And Dove said a check on communications between Coffee's cellphone and cellphone towers showed that Coffee's phone was near the scene of Cook's slaying about 11 p.m. June 21. At 11:15 p.m., Dove testified, Coffee's phone signal began moving north before stopping near his home in Willow Grove.
On June 22, Dove said, he and members of the Abington Township Police Department surrounded Coffee's Lukens Avenue home, and Coffee surrendered.
Dove testified that Coffee said his phone had been stolen, but a house search turned up the phone with its SIM card removed and damaged.
Dove said police also found a 40-caliber round in Coffee's bedroom of the same make as the three fired cartridge casings near Cook's body.
Defense attorney Evan Hughes urged O'Keefe to dismiss the murder charge because there was no evidence identifying Coffee as Cook's shooter.
Assistant District Attorney Nicholas Liermann's one witness who testified about Cook's killing - a friend, Daniel Fortunato, who accompanied Cook to West Oak Lane - was not able to identify Coffee.
Fortunato said Cook and the man vanished into an alley. He heard three shots and when he searched for Cook, he found him dead on the sidewalk.
Three other victims identified Coffee as a man who robbed them.
Jose Ocana testified that he responded to a Craigslist ad about trading a motorcycle for an ATV. When he showed up June 7 in the 3400 block of Emerald Street in Harrowgate, Coffee and two other men robbed him up at gunpoint and stole his car, cycle, keys, wallet, and cellphone.
Ben Booker testified that he responded to a Craigslist ad to trade guns for a motorbike. He said he and a cousin drove to the meeting place in the 4600 block of Stenton Avenue in Logan on June 8. There, he said, they were confronted by Coffee and two to four other men, who ordered them to lie face down as they stole his car and its trunkload of guns.
Malik Bivings testified that Coffee was the gunman who robbed him on June 17 in the 1700 block of Horrocks Street in Oxford Circle as he walked home from a barbershop.
Only Coffee has been arrested in the robberies.
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